Tuesday, August 20, 2013

Squared2 Dining Table, Legs and Frame

I love designing our spaces with my husband.  He brings to the fore ideas I would not have considered, or inspires me to think of things that he might find "spiffy." Together, we designed our dining table to be slight in frame, to mimic the modern "closed leg" look of our scrap wood end tables and reclaimed wood coffee table, that would frame a "peek-a-boo" Squared2 pattern topped with glass.

It has been months since that initial design phase, but it is time to put our deteriorating computer desk dining table aside and take the risky plunge of bringing a concept to life.

I don't normally make plans.  I measure spaces, draw a sketch, cut wood, assemble and modify as I go.  For the precision required for this build however, I made a plan in PowerPoint (inspired by my friend Joanne) to demonstrate what was in my head.  The overall table frame is 30" wide by 48" long, which would seat 4 wide Squared2 dining chairs.

  • 1x3 @ 4 - 8ft. boards ($15, Home Depot, Re-Use Hawai'i)

  • Ryobi 7.5" Miter Saw (already owned)
  • Hitachi cordless drill (already owned)
  • Kreg Jig Jr. Pocket Hole Jig and Drill bit (already owned)
  • 1 1/4" Kreg pocket hole screws (already owned)
  • Measuring tape, pen (already owned)

The dining table legs and frame cost me $15 out of pocket so far.

I've made several designs and cut lists for the top, and then I'll have to decide if stain will touch the wood, or not.  =D

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  1. Beautiful! That wood grain really does look super! This table frame looks like it'll be solid as a rock! :)

    1. Thank you, Joanne. :) It's pretty stable so far. I'm so thankful.

  2. Oh, that looks so good! Love the style and it is very nicely constructed. The wood grain is really pretty on it. Maybe just wax it? It will look great with a glass top.

    1. Thank you for the encouragement, Sharon. :) I am building the inside pattern today to show tomorrow. Hoping it all works together. =D


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